Assisted living communities can breathe a sigh of relief now that Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has signed the agency’s final rule regarding the disposal of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals.
Workforce issues will continue to be a dominant challenge in the senior living industry in 2019, according to leaders of several organizations representing providers. But they are entering the new year with plans to address these and other issues.
A bipartisan bill that authorizes $100 million in funding over five years to create a new public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease is headed to the president’s desk after being passed Wednesday night by the House of Representatives.
The Senate has unanimously approved the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act.
Regulators are withholding evidence in an effort let unsupervised teenagers operate powered lifts, critic have alleged.
A bipartisan bill that would authorize $100 million in funding over five years to create a public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease was passed unanimously by the Senate Health Committee on Thursday.
Bipartisan legislation introduced Friday aims to protect Medicaid payments for home- and community-based services, including those provided in assisted living communities, that otherwise would end Dec. 31 with the expiration of a provision known as Section 2404 of the Affordable Care Act.
Medicaid payments for assisted living services could be in jeopardy in some states if Congress does not renew a provision in the Affordable Care Act that is set to expire on Dec. 31, according to a new issue brief.
A report issued Wednesday about housing for older adults in the United States is a “call to action” for policymakers and senior housing and services providers, LeadingAge Vice President of Housing Policy Linda Couch told McKnight’s Senior Living.
The annual LeadingAge Ziegler list of the largest not-for-profit senior living providers grew by 50 organizations and saw some changes at the top for 2018.
The outcome of the federal midterm elections makes it less likely that Medicaid funding cuts will be on the agenda for the next Congress, organizations representing senior living operators believe. Concerns remain, however.
By 2030, all baby boomers will have reached or passed the age of 65. Now is the time for senior living operators to conduct strategic planning to see whether expanding offerings to address a service gap in the middle market would be a good move for their organizations, according to speakers at one LeadingAge educational session on Wednesday.
Expect immigration reform — a potential workforce solution — and the skilled nursing survey process to be two of the issues on LeadingAge’s advocacy agenda for 2019, LeadingAge Board Chairman Stephen Fleming told those attending the general succession on Tuesday.
Masonic Communities Kentucky is cutting employee turnover by listening to employees about the benefits they want and the policies they perceive as problematic, Trasee Whitaker, the organization’s senior vice president of human resources, told those attending a Monday educational session at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo.
Calling workforce issues a “rallying cry,” LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan asked members to “help us figure out our moon shot on workforce” during remarks at Sunday’s keynote session of the 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo.
The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies on Thursday introduced its first-ever toolkit devoted to safety technology — specifically, technology to detect or prevent falls — for use in senior living and care environments.
Life plan community residents tend to experience greater levels of wellness than community-dwelling adults in five of six dimensions, according to preliminary first-year results of a study of more than 5,000 residents of 80 such communities in 29 states.
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Assisted living organizations and other long-term care employers should mandate flu vaccination for staff members and make vaccination a condition of employment for workers, according to experts convened by the Gerontological Society of America.
A Wisconsin senior living operator is piloting a program it hopes other providers ultimately will be able to replicate to address workforce shortages across the country.